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Wednesday 30th August 2023 (With a TeenTech Live Virtual Event on Wednesday 7th June 2023)

Join our Teacher Briefing on Tuesday 21st March 2023

Supported By

University of Strathclyde

We are delighted to be launching our new Festival in Strathclyde in Summer 2023, and we are delighted to partner with the University of Strathclyde to deliver this experience.

This event will bring together students across the region for an exciting interactive programme helping young people understand the range of opportunities across digital, science and technology and the many different entry points.

A virtual innovation session will precede the in-person event at the University of Strathclyde to enable schools to involve as many S1/S2 students as they wish.

We have a limited number of places available for this special day and early booking is recommended.

There are two parts to the experience and schools should join both parts.

Schools can engage as many students as they wish in the virtual event (Session 1) and then choose ten students to represent their school on the festival day (Session 2).

Register for the events below, and you’ll also receive a link to watch our TeenTech Festivals Teachers Briefing video. If you would like to access this video before registering, please contact the Project Lead for our TeenTech Festivals for Schools here.

Session 1 – Virtual

Wednesday 7th June 2023 – 1 Hour

Upfront of the festival we will run a live virtual innovation session after which students will work in teams to create a project to make life better, simpler, easier or more fun, with a focus on sustainability.

This session is open to as many students as you like. This could be an entire class, or year group.

This will be an hour-long morning session, online with guest contributors working in contemporary industry and will feature guests showcasing exciting aspects of their work.

Students can interact by submitting questions throughout the live stream. Students are then stepped through an innovation challenge, where they will think up ideas to address real-world problems connected to the session topic of Sustainability.

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Session 2 – Festival Day

Wednesday 30th August – Full Day

The TeenTech Festival is a sharply focused event that changes perceptions and helps students understand their own potential.

Schools can bring a group of ten students who have taken part in the virtual event.

They will bring their project to the TeenTech Festival at the University of Strathclyde where they will receive feedback from experts and also participate in a series of lively challenges and activities which bring the world of science and technology to life.

It’s a day that changes minds – especially those who may never have previously considered a career in science or technology!

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We have a limited number of places available for this special day and early booking is recommended. Don’t forget to register for both parts of the Festival programme. You’ll also receive a link to watch our Teachers Briefing video.

What is a TeenTech Festival?

TeenTech Festivals are highly interactive and designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about the contemporary industries shaping their future.

These TeenTech events give students and teachers from across a region the opportunity to try their hand at immersive challenges and experiments, to handle cutting edge technology and, most importantly, to spend time with engineers, technologists and scientists from a wide range of companies influencing their 21st-century lives.

An Opportunity to Innovate

Pupils will work in teams, in roles aligned with a start-up company, to become the inventors of tomorrow in an hour-long workshop and challenge! Students will be designers, developers and marketing experts, using sensors, data and cutting edge technology, to tackle real-world problems! Following the TeenTech Festival, all students will have the opportunity to develop their ideas further and enter the TeenTech Awards.

Industry Insights

Pupils will meet, and talk to real-world innovators, large technology companies, and industry leaders. Pupils get an understanding of the industry, and can participate in simulated tasks that illustrate the real work that goes into science and technology. They will also interact with regional companies, showcasing the wide range of exciting science, technology and engineering companies that the students may not know exist.


Pupils will compete in simulated tasks that demonstrate real world work by major science and technology companies, and prizes are awarded. This is a chance to experience innovations in science, technology and engineering, and a chance to show students that they have the skills required to be successful in these areas.

Support this TeenTech Festival

If you are a company, university or organisation that would like to run an activity or provide ambassadors at this festival, please register and we will send you full details.